Ramblings: European Youngsters, Kostin, and Quinn Hughes

Cam Robinson

2019-09-26

 

While we anxiously await the conclusion of the NHL preseason, the rest of the world has been playing meaningful games for some time. There have been more than a few youngsters who have been witnessing early success as well. 

 

Nils Lundkvist

The Rangers first-rounder has been making statements all over the place early on this season. At the Champions Hockey League tournament, the 19-year-old currently sits tied for the team-lead in points with four in as many games. He also leads the team in shots on goal (11) while skating 20:13 per game on the top pairing and top power-play unit. 

 

Back in club play, things have been going equally well for the Lulea defender. While the shot generation is down, the smooth-skater has posted four assists in five contests while skating over 22 minutes a game. 

 

Lundkvist loves to activate into the rush – often providing his squad with numbers as a result. Here’s a look at his helper from September 26. Notice the puck control while his head remains up assessing the play. This kid’s head is always up. 

 

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